Jun. 08, 2023 | Burkina Faso

Village Attacked Second Time

[232] prayers in [21] nations have been posted for Burikina Faso believers.

In April 2020, 13 churches in southern Burkina Faso were attacked and severely damaged or destroyed by followers of traditional religions. Many of the communities, including the village of Obire, have been planning to rebuild. On February 27, 2023, armed bandits attacked Obire again, killing three people. Christians in Obire believe the second group of attackers were militant Fulani Muslims. Armed Muslim extremists have been crossing into Burkina Faso from neighboring countries with increasing regularity to attack Christians they see as threats to their goal of establishing a purely Islamic region.


Write your own prayer for Burikina Faso believers

  • Jesus, please heal and comfort the Christians who are still struggling with anxiety and fear following the attacks. Give them comfort and hope in You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Oh Lord Jesus Christ, so many people are in trouble and turmoil around the globe! Please ask The Father to close down this age quicker, please help and heal and protect and deliver all of Your people!
    christine s - USA
  • Father please sustain these believers and help them to live day by day in the power of your Holy Spirit and in your peace.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • Lord Jesus, You told us that if people hated You they would hate Your followers. So these attacks are not a surprise, but a confirmation of the authenticity of the faith of our brothers and sisters in BF. Encourage those who have lost loved ones. Those who have lost their place of worship. Provide all they need, and grant them the ability to forgive.
    Toni D - USA
  • Lord I pray for the believers in Burikina Faso to remain steadfast and stay meeting together. I pray that You would give them all they need for life and godliness and that their true hope and joy would lie with You. I pray Lord for Your peace to prevail and for authorities to defend the weak and the fatherless.
    Joy H - USA
  • Father, we plead with you on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso for your mercy and grace. Surround them with your presence and protection. Heal their hearts and give them courage and perseverance. Give them hope in the midst of trial and persecution, and may their faith remain steadfast, knowing that this world us not their final home.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father God, i pray for our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso who are under attack for the second time, that you give them the strength to rise up again and build their lives. Arise oh Lord in that nations and let your enemies be scattered. Surely the Lord shall deliver His church from the snares of the fowler. I ask all that in the name of Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Shalom, God of Peace, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Burkina Faso Christians. We ask for peace, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our fellow believers in Burkina Faso and their willingness to follow You even when Fulani Muslims threaten to kill them. I pray that You would strengthen them in their faith and that they would be encouraged in knowing that You are the God who so deeply cares for them and for Whom nothing is outside His power. Be glorified!
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father, as in times of old, crush the schemes of the enemy. Protect your people, help them cling to you only. Bless them with faith and all provision. Built your church in this region in spite of such opposition. Use every bit of these tragedies to grow your church. Come Lord Jesus, do a mighty work in this region by your power, amen.
    kathy C - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah, God Who speaks, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Burikina Faso believers. We ask for provision, for a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
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    Wayne H - USA
  • Father God we pray for our brothers and sisters in Burkina Faso who are being persecuted for your name and for being followers of Jesus Christ. Help them Lord to rebuild their lives and for the church to grow in that nation. I ask all that in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Que horror ler estas peeseguicoes Pai, protege os teus filhos e filhas no Burkina Faso, protege-os ja que eles sao teus, em nome de Jesus te peco, amen
    Duarte S - Portugal
  • Lord God, we lift up these believers being repeatedly attacked for their faith and ask for physical protection and ask that the efforts of these militants would be thwarted and that many of these attackers would themselves be radically saved and become witnesses of Your truth and power. Continue to grant these believers grace and peace to stand firm.
    Forrest B - USA
  • God that make us a city on a hill be the hill that protects that city from the evil one
    Debra-Dee S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Thank You for the courage and faith of my brothers and sisters. Help them to know they are surrounded by prayer. May the attackers see these traits and how they love one another and be drawn to You. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Deborah B - USA
  • I Dear God, we humbly ask You to pour out Your protection and mercy upon the faithful followers. Give them courage as they keep being faithful. Bless them and May the plans of the Muslim extremists be ruined. In Jesus name Amen
    Peggy A - USA
  • Father, thank you for the courage of Your people in Burkina Faso. Please assist their efforts to rebuild. Please be with them and send the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen them. Please change the hearts of the attackers to repent and cry out to Jesus to save them. In Jesus' name Amen.
    Allison S - USA
  • Father, the pressure on and persecution of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Burkina Faso continues to increase and they desperately need Your divine intervention and protection. May Your Holy Spirit strengthen and sustain the Burkina Faso believers as they endure what appears to be an unending fiery trial. Help them to take heart and have courage.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Our Father, hold Your children close to You as they face persecution. May the enemy be won over to Your Son. Give Your children boldness and courage. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • Lord God, please comfort these believers and give them wisdom and unity as they consider how to move forward. May they walk in the strength of Your might and trust that You are with them, and may they know how to respond to this consistent violence. I pray that they would see the peace necessary to rebuild.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the wonderful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Burikina Faso Christians We ask for provision, they will turn to Jesus, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, we pray for an end to islamic extremism in Burkina Faso and all of Africa. Raise up a standard against the enemy, to bring Muslims to Christ and restore the peace of the church in Burkina Faso. Deliver those who have lost family and homes and churches so that they will continue to trust in you and have all their needs supplied in Jesus' name.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Father God I lift up my brothers and sister in Burkina Faso and especially the village of Obire. We pray Your hand of protection over this village and all other villages in this region. Please fill these faithful believers with Your Spirit, peace and joy and let them trust You to hide them in the shadow of Your wings. In Jesus powerful name Amen!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Father God I pray these dear brother and sisters will hold fast to their faith in the midst of persecution. I pray for comfort for those who lost loved ones in this attack. Bring justice for thecattackers as you give wisdom to the police in finding them. In your Holy name I pray. Amen!
    Colleen S - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we know that You can help people to see that You are the one true God. Like SaulPaul, help them to see the errors of their ways and turn from darkness into light. Help them to then take their zeal for You and spread the gospel to all the corners of the world! Lord, help them to see that You are the only way to salvation!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord, we ask for protection for Burkina Faso from attacks of Muslims who see Christians as threats to establishing a purely Islamic region. Father, we long for each individual to be able to hear the Gospel and experience the mercygrace of Jesus' love. We know that each person must have freedom of choice, provide that, dear Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.
    Maria L - USA
  • Father, your children don't stand a chance if you don't intercede. I pray you strengthen them and give them comfort through all this. I pray you give them wisdom and boldness to know how to deal with those that hate them so. I pray for the families who lost loved ones, comfort and strengthen them. Speak to the hearts of those who do this.
    Polly C - USA
  • Dear Father, Strengthen your children in Burkina Faso. Put a hedge of thorns around these saints to keep satan out. Thwart their evil plans. Tear down any support they may be getting to terrorize these brothers & sisters. Build up new believers even in this difficult situation, so all the unreached may know your mercy & forgiveness. In Jesus Name. Amen
    SM D - USA
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